Senior Policy Officer

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Senior Policy Officer
Contract / Temporary

GMP BL TCL0007 1D6D / 1

Posted: 14th March 2023 15:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Temporary Senior Policy Officer   

Reference no: GMP BL TCL0007 1D6D / 1   

Pay rate £15.90 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months 

You will work as part of a dynamic team to help shape key strategy and plans to help the Council, partners and our residents shape the future of Bolton. Working in a fast-paced environment you will be supporting the council’s approach to performance management and use of intelligence in decision-making, wide ranging partnership working, working with the voluntary and community sector and supporting a new and developing approach to policy, design and delivery with key external partners and with residents and communities 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Supporting the Principal Policy Officers to ensure that there is an effective performance management framework for the council and other identified stakeholders 
  • Support the Principal Policy Officers to engage and work with the voluntary, community and faith sector in Bolton 
  • Provide support for improvement and development activity that the team undertakes 
  • Provide support for the team with any procurement exercises that they are responsible for and the subsequent contract management activity.   
  • Where appropriate contribute to a learning culture within the Division and be prepared to share your learning. 
  • Ensure that you have up to date knowledge and understanding to articulate how the work of the team contributes to the objectives of the Division, Department and Council.  
  • Be willing to deputise for the Principal Policy Officers and represent them at meetings as required 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Appropriate degree, professional qualifications, or equivalent experience 
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the political, leadership and management issues facing large and complex councils 
  • Detailed understanding of the national, regional and local policy agenda facing local government and the public sector. 
  • Good understanding of business planning and performance management principles and approaches. 
  • Good understanding of the complex issues around securing better outcomes and the relationships between prosperity, deprivation, inequality and community cohesion 
  • Well developed inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with managers and staff from the council and partners 
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to deliver on agreed deadlines 
  • The ability to think strategically, analyse complex issues and develop practical effective solutions 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Senior Policy Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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